Bomb threat on Nelson Mandela Bridge

The Nelson Mandela Bridge and surrounding areas in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg’s CBD have been closed off following a bomb threat late this afternoonThe Nelson Mandela Bridge and surrounding areas in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg’s CBD have been closed off following a bomb threat late this afternoon

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The Nelson Mandela Bridge and surrounding areas in the Braamfontein area of Johannesburg’s CBD have been closed off following a bomb threat late this afternoon, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said.
JMPD officers were notified of the threat at about 4pm, spokesperson Wayne Minnaar said.
“The manner in which officers were notified, along with the origin of the threat, are still being investigated,” Minnaar said.
He added JMPD officers were still searching the bridge.
Traffic reportedly started flowing again on the bridge by 5:30pm.
Meanwhile, reports of the bomb threat continued to stream through Twitter, with users complaining about traffic delays and others issuing warnings to motorists and commuters:

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